Search Results: "A.D. Scott"


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A KIND OF GRIEF by A.D.  Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Scott (The Low Road, 2014, etc.) skillfully uses the beauty of the Highlands as a backdrop for an entrancing mystery whose characters repeatedly and pleasurably upstage its action."
A woman's feelings of guilt over the death of someone she admired enmesh her in a dangerous search for the truth. Read full book review >

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A DOUBLE DEATH ON THE BLACK ISLE by A.D.  Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Set against the bleak beauty of the Highlands, Scott's second (A Small Death In a Great Glenn, 2010) continues to explore the slow transformation of Scotland from a highly ordered society while presenting a fine mystery with engaging characters."
Prejudice, class differences and murder meet on the Black Isle. Read full book review >

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A SMALL DEATH IN THE GREAT GLEN by A.D.  Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A rollicking, cozy escapade, too lighthearted to call Tartan noir."
In the 1950s, the murder of a boy shocks a Scottish town still reeling from the devastations of World War II and rife with resentment of outsiders. This is the first book in a suspense series set in the Scottish Highlands, where the author was born and raised. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE ABBEY WALL by A.D.  Scott
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"The third installment in this fine character-driven series, set in the Highlands of 1957 (A Double Death on the Black Isle, 2011, etc.), expertly evokes an area struggling with a painful past as it seeks a better future."
A staff's attempts to bring the Highland Gazette up to modern standards are derailed by the death of one of their own. Read full book review >

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THE LOW ROAD by A.D.  Scott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Scott (North Sea Requiem, 2013, etc.) incisively sets the middle-aged hero's struggle to come to terms with his life against the violence of a decaying city and the clean beauty of the Highlands."
A newspaper editor is torn between his present life in the Highlands of Scotland in the 1950s and his past as a hotshot reporter. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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SNOWDROPS by A.D. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Good local color, but nothing much to care about here."
Economist editor Miller makes his fiction debut with a bleak tale of fraud and manipulation in early-21st-century Moscow. Read full book review >

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"Brakeless action in need of depth."
A teen patient's superhuman skill is medical science gone awry. Read full book review >

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LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS by A.D. Coleman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"A brief, beautifully informative introduction for all. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A follow-up to the Looking at Paintings book, this large, comely volume contains a full page photograph and one small inset on each spread. Read full book review >

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BELIEVE NO ONE by A.D. Garrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2015

"Shifts in time, place, and point of view make this Simms-Fennimore case harder to follow than its predecessor. But the two authors writing as Garrett evoke not only the suspense of serial killings, but an emotional triangle and a tantalizingly unresolved crime that keep the pages flying."
U.S. crime-fighting units get much-needed help from the U.K. Read full book review >